virtual coffee, at last

16 Nov

i missed this last week.

sitting down to coffee with you.

i was in nashville, on funness – which is my wordjam for business that turned into a lot of fun. if we were really having coffee today i’d have to tell you allllll about it.

painting in Hotel Indigo

you should get a drink first. it’s a lot to take in.

i might drink some tea today – i tried a new one with jasmine at a favorite haunt – the frothy monkey – and fell in love. but you order what you like. no judgement here.

i’d start with the fun stuff. the restaurants. the friends. the sister-on-the-couch-skyping-with-mom time. eight days in my five-year home felt like a vacation for all my senses. especially the tastebuds. nashville is spoiled with deliciousness.

never been? take my recommendations: rosepepper for mexican, pm for sushi, bongo for coffee and breakfast goodness, pie in the sky for pizza, cabana for drinks, jacksons for cookie-dough eggrolls *i know!*, fido for sandwiches, satco for chips, cheese, and porch time, and i could go on . . .

i would exhaust you with the details. with the filling up on the lovely friends we left there. then i would let you in on a little secret:

i was ready to come home.

there is so much there i love and miss and want to bottle up for a swig every day at noon – but it’s just so much. i cherish the stillness of our new life here. the simplicity of knowing only a handful of people and being able to see them frequently. i am obsessed with the freedom i have to cook and spend evenings at home. here i don’t have to turn down invitations from people i love to be with person i love. it’s just nice.

all that to say – – – nashville was wonderful, and so is home.

more on the big news of the week (cough, new job, cough). but for now, i’ve got work to do and want to rest in the homeness of here.

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6 Responses to “virtual coffee, at last”

  1. Shawn Somerfield November 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    This is one of my favorites yet…love your perspective, and as always, your writing. Really can’t wait to hear about your new job! Dying to hear!

    • dearabbyleigh November 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

      thanks shawn! i’ll tell you allll about it :). wish we were coming to the smokies for turkey!

  2. Lacy November 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    a big sigh for homes, both old and new, and the intricate part they play in our lives. my therapist would applaud you for being able to “hold both” in that tension that arises in the tug of either/or, and would encourage me in doing the same… just came from therapy :/ i think i’m saying that i like this, and i like monday’s post, and i like you too. yep, that’s it.

  3. ashleynashville3 November 16, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    new job! eeeee!

  4. kelly November 16, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Congrats on the new job!

  5. Brooke G November 16, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    That always seems like how vacations go. So much fun but always a relief to get home and back to the routine.

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